, Gloucester, MA

February 19, 2013

Manchester Police/Fire: Manchester in middle of Hamilton police chase

Manchester Police/Fire

By James Niedzinski
Staff Writer

---- — MANCHESTER — Hamilton police alerted Manchester officers at 2:50 p.m. Friday that its own town’s officers were invlved in a chase throughout Manchester that ultimately wound up in Wenham..

Hamilton police where heading into town on Chebacco Road and upper Pine Street. According to Manchester police, Hamilton police were chasing a New Hampshire resident, who was travelling at speeds of 75 to 80 miles per hour with considerable front end damage to the vehicle.

After traveling on both the northbound southbound sides of Route 128, Hamilton police caught up with the vehicle in Wenham and stopped Daniel Brackesy, 39, of Londonderry, N.H. He was charged with failure to stop, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, marked lanes violations, and assault with a motor vehicle after he allegedly tried to strike a Hamilton officer with his vehicle. He was being held in Middleton jail.

Manchester police were not involved in the chase.

Friday night around 7:40, a Lincoln street resident came home from vacation to a surprise — he found a strange dog in his house.

When police responded, they had recognized the dog and said that the dog’s owner, a Bennett Street resident, had been calling about the missing canine just after the Blizzard of 2013 the previous weekend.

According to police, the dog was safely returned to its owner.

A Brook Street resident called police at 10:38 p.m. Sunday to report someone going through trash outside the residence.

The caller described the prowler as a man in an orange coat, but when police arrived, there was nobody to be found.

Three medical calls kept police and firefighters busy Sunday.

At 3:19 a.m., a Friend Street resident was transported to Beverly Hospital.

At 11:15 a.m., a male Pleasant Street man was transported to the same hospital after falling down.

At 1 p.m., a male Woodcrest Road resident was taken to Beverly Hospital as well.

James Niedzinski can be reached at 978-283-7000, x 3455 or at